Blondins were a type of aerial ropeway employed in open pits in the slate quarries in Wales to transport wagons loads of rock between locations. They were named after the famous tightrope walker Charles Blondin.
Blondin may refer to:
- Antoine Blondin, French writer
- Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker
- Denis Blondin, Canadian anthropologist and writer
- Ester Blondin, founder of College Marie Anne
- Ethel Blondin-Andrew, Canadian politician
- Fred Blondin, French singer and songwriter
- Yvan Blondin, Canadian Forces General Officer
- Maryvonne Blondin, French politician
- Pierre Édouard Blondin, Canadian politician
- Blondin, from Blondin et Cirage comic strip by Jijé
Blondin was a world-famous French tightrope walker, and may also refer to:
- Blondin (surname), other persons
- Blondin (quarry equipment)
Usage examples of "blondin".
He was the Hero of Niagara on the billboards and he caused such a furore that one woman tried to commit suicide because her husband would not take her to see Blondin joust with death.
Arsens Blondin traversed one river after another in France on a wire stretched at high altitudes.
That came about after Blondin the blacksmith had been kicked by a horse.
Simcha, not the first man on the scene, forced Blondin to drink some brandy and set the broken bone in his leg before the doctor came.
While in the world outside (which I began to doubt still existed), Pam became Prime Minister again, Blondin walked across Niagara on a tightrope, someone invented the steam road-roller, people read A Tale of Two Cities (I know these things 'cos I looked them up in an encyclopedia the other day), and my loving Elspeth, I have reason to suspect, misbehaved in a potting-shed at Windsor Castle with that randy little pig the Prince of Wales, who at that time was just beginning to notice that girls were different from fellows, somehow.
At least unless and until the great ropewalker Blondin or the even greater trapezist Léotard should finish their foreign tours and come home to Paris.